Contents


Bush’s Amazing Achievement

Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic by Chalmers Johnson

Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower by Zbigniew Brzezinski

Statecraft and How to Restore America’s Standing in the World by Dennis Ross

His Inner Cat

Krazy & Ignatz: The Complete Full-Page Comic Strips by George Herriman, edited and annotated by Bill Blackbeard, designed by Chris Ware

Masters of American Comics exhibition catalog edited by John Carlin, Paul Karasik, and Brian Walker

Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium edited by Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester

Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman by Patrick McDonnell, Karen O'Connell, and Georgia Riley De Havenon

Death Under the Tsar

A Russian Diary: A Journalist’s Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin’s Russia by Anna Politkovskaya, translated from the Russian by Arch Tait, with a foreword by Scott Simon

Fascinating Narcissism

Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl by Steven Bach

Leni Riefenstahl: A Life by Jürgen Trimborn, translated from the German by Edna McCown

The Other Einstein

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

Einstein: A Biography by Jürgen Neffe, translated from the German by Shelley Frisch

‘Subtle Is the Lord’: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais

The Private Lives of Albert Einstein by Roger Highfield andPaul Carter

Einstein in Love: A Scientific Romance by Dennis Overbye

Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time by Peter Galison

Einstein on Politics edited by David Rowe and Robert Schulmann

Einstein on Race and Racism by Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein

Contributors

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His new book, 
The Crucible of Islam, is published in April. (April 2017)

Sarah Boxer is a contributing writer for The Atlantic and the author of In the Floyd Archives: A Psycho-Bestiary.
 (October 2016)

Ian Buruma will be the new editor of The New York Review of Books in September 2017. He has been a frequent contributor to the Review since 1985. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.

John Carey is Arts Emeritus Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. He has appeared as a host and commentator on numerous television and radio programs in England and is the former chief book reviewer for The Sunday Times. Among his books are The Intellectuals and the Masses, What Good Are the Arts?, Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the Twenieth Century’s Most Enjoyable Books, and a biography of William Golding. He has chaired the Booker Prize committee twice and in 2005 was the chair of the first international Booker Prize committee. His memoir The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books was published in March 2014.


Robert Cottrell is Editor of The Browser. He has served as a Moscow bureau chief for both The Economist and the Financial Times. (December 2016)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His next novel is To Kill the President, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne. (July 2017)

John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.

Adam Hochschild’s books include To End All Wars and Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939. He teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. (September 2017)

Alan Hollinghurst’s s new novel, The Sparsholt Affair, will be published in the US next spring. (August 2017)

Richard Horton is a physician. He edits The Lancet, a weekly medical journal based in London and New York. He is also a visiting professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Michael Kimmelman is a longtime critic for The New York Times. A version of his essay in this issue will appear in the collection City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World, edited by Catie Marron and published in April by Harper.
 (April 2016)

James Lardner is the founder of Inequality.org and the Communications Director at Americans for Financial Reform.
 (September 2015)

John Leonard writes on books every month for Harper’s and on television every week for New York magazine. (June 2007)

William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (November 2017)

Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist and a member of the faculty at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of The Life of the Cosmos, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, and The Trouble with Physics. (June 2007)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. He is the author of Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much and America in the Movies, among other books.
 (May 2017)